XI EUROPEAN MULTICOLLOQUIUM OF PARASITOLOGY

Cluj-Napoca, Romania: 25-29 July 2012

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

 

The organizers of the 11th "European Multicolloquium of Parasitology" in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, aim at including it into the coordinates of the European traditionalism, already adopted at the previous multicolloquiums in other European centres. In the contemporary world, dominated by significant changes in all aspects of life - social, economic, scientific and technical etc., from the smallest living organisms to mammals and humans, the scientific research in the medical field and in the field of Biology has turned towards new priority directions. In the universe of the living organisms, the parasitic organisms must be tackled and studied from evolutionary, co-evolutionary and connective perspectives.

The medical research re-oriented based on interdisciplinary arguments shall ensure: a deepening of the investigations in the field of Molecular and Parasitic-ultrastructural biology, towards that of Ecology and Eco-parasitology; a reassessment of the conflict states between the host and the parasitic species, in which each partner is under possible changes; a monitoring of the morbid entities, diseases caused by the host parasitic species (in humans and animals), with modified defence capacities, often insufficient.

For a correct diagnosis in the case of parasitoses it is necessary that the scientific research in transdisciplinary teams improve the diagnosis methods – including observations from Nanology, Immunology, Genetics, Ecoparasitology and Cryoparasitology. When monitoring parasitoses in humans and animals, one will take into consideration the bio-vectors, as the large dislocations on the Earth, with rapid means, generate risks of parasites transport in indene areas, as well as an extension of their development areas.

The problems related to the prophylaxis and therapeutical means impose the discovery of new molecules, the offer of alternative medication by valorising organic products – phytotherapeutical, that lack side effects, while interdicting the consumption of animal-origin products – meat, milk, eggs etc. One must also perfect the techniques of procuring parasitic antigens of a high immunogenesis coefficient, as well as the extension of technologies towards the most aggressive species, especially the zoonotic ones. The steps towards new directions of investigation shall be oriented towards the valorisation of parasites and of parasitic products, to medical purposes – oncology, antiparasitic, in antagonisms – hyperparasites and so on.